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November 21, 2012

Auburn police seek 2 after Toomer's oaks fire

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Auburn already has laid out a plan for replacing the trees at Toomer's Corner and said work could begin as early as March. The trees will likely be replaced with overcup oaks, a type of slow-growing white oak, according to a report from the school released in August.

The Toomer's Corner oaks have caught on fire at least twice before last weekend in the last five years. Both previous times the trees were covered in toilet paper after Auburn victories.

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